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Syrian-Canadians work round the clock to help earthquake survivors, find loved ones (Wed, 08 Feb 2023)
Molham Volunteering Team Syrian earthquake The number of dead in Turkey and Syria from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake is now more than 7,000, with thousands more still trapped under debris. Syrian-Canadians are doing all they can to help from afar.
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Traffic safety is an uphill struggle for this west-end Toronto neighbourhood. Here's why (Wed, 08 Feb 2023)
hill-headline Residents in a west Toronto neighbourhood are literally facing an uphill struggle. Their only realistic access to shops, schools and transit is by making their way up one of the city's steepest hills on St. Marks Road. And that presents some challenges, especially in winter.
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Shaken by Toronto transit attacks, riders say they don't feel safe — but doubt more police will help (Wed, 08 Feb 2023)
TTC Streetcar 20230205 As Toronto struggles to address safety concerns amid a rash of assaults and incidents on its transit system, riders say they have had to become skilled in de-escalation and are skeptical that more police will solve the problem.
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Heavy rain, strong winds in store for Toronto on Thursday, weather agency says (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Toronto rain freezing rain snow storm Strong winds and heavy rain are possible for Toronto on Thursday after a warm up that saw temperatures swing from the negative double digits to spring-like plusses.
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Man, pregnant woman found dead in Bowmanville home on weekend, police say (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Bowmanville sudden death investigation Durham Regional Police have released the names of a man and woman found dead in a Bowmanville, Ont. home on the weekend, and say the woman was pregnant.
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2 teen girls charged in connection with Toronto 'swarming' death denied bail (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
311 JARVIS COURTHOUSE Two teen girls who are charged with second-degree murder in connection with what police have called a "swarming" attack on Toronto man Ken Lee in December have been denied bail.
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Male rushed to hospital after being stabbed at Ajax GO station (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Ajax GO station A male was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed at the GO station in Ajax on Tuesday afternoon, according to Durham Regional Police.
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Researchers are finding 'fatbergs' floating on Toronto's waterfront (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Toronto seabins Floating, rock-like masses formed of fat, grease and trash like wet wipes and diapers — researchers found more than 100 of these "fatbergs" along Toronto's waterfront last summer.
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Toronto council backs study of new taxes and fees to address fiscal woes (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Tory Perks chat Toronto city council voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to study new taxes and fees as a way to address its mounting fiscal challenges.
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Trudeau pitches 10-year health-care deal with $46B in new spending (Tue, 07 Feb 2023)
Trudeau Premiers 20230207 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday the government is prepared to increase health-care spending by an eye-popping $196.1 billion over the next decade — a cash injection the government is pitching as a generational fix for an ailing system.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

 

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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